Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Troops get rough deal, says Chief of Defence

By Con Coughlin Last Updated: 10:24am GMT 14/11/2007

The covenant between the Armed Forces and the British people is under growing threat from the poor conditions and lack of understanding shown to troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Chief of the Defence Staff warns today.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup says the agreement that guarantees forces generous treatment in return for their sacrifices is "under stress".

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